Pyrrhic Hymns

by Resolute Lee 

Within the lost folds of our hallowed remains

 

pyrrhic hymns course like sorrow-soaked rains. 

 

 

Scars on flesh embracing the canvas of a life lived

 

in a maddening dash away from ourselves, escaping.

 

 

Silent kill of the soul’s iniquity memorialized

 

within the folds of our own slipping humanity.

 

 

Lost within the tear of a death shroud

 

shattered mosaic pieces cover wounds in despair.

 

 

The blood-soaked linen shrouds the soul

 

as liberty slowly escapes in black adorned clouds.

 

 

Amidst places unspoken where angels dare to sin

 

and we bury our souls in tombs of wind.

 

-Resolute Lee

About the Author

Resolute Lee is an emerging writer who shares interpretations of the world through photography, poetry, and story. Resolute earned a Master of Arts Degree in Central East European Studies from LaSalle University; earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in History from Rowan University; and has completed crisis and leadership programs with Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government; and the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Resolute has served for the past two decades in various senior national security and counterterrorism roles both internationally and at home. Recent or forthcoming publications of Resolute's poetry and photography include Nightingale & Sparrow, the Moonstone Arts Center’s Haiku 2021 and Liberté, égalité, fraternité anthology, The Havok Journal, LitStream Magazine, and Trouvaille Review. For more about Resolute Lee visit Instagram @Resolutelee; or visit the website ResoluteLee.com.